Youth football updates from Saturday's games for the Bartow County Panthers football program in the Northwest Georgia Youth Football League. The 10U and 9U Panthers picked up victories while the 12U Panthers lost for the first time this season. The 8U Panthers dropped their third straight.
10U BARTOW COUNTY PANTHERS 33, WINSTON KNIGHTS 6
Grayson Warmack scored on touchdown runs of five and 40 yards and tossed an extra point pass to Jeremy Dent as the 10U Panthers overpowered the Winston Knights Saturday, 33-6. Demarcus Ballenger had a 40 yard touchdown run while Clay Hilburn and Jeremy Dent both cashed in scoring runs of 35 yards each. Lawson Weeks added one extra point. Eli Summons recovered two fumbles and Jorian Bailey also had a fumble recovery for Bartow. Now 6-1 in the Northwest Georgia Youth Football League standings, the 10U Bartow County Panthers will host the Acworth Warriors Saturday at 12 noon at Adairsville High School.
12U DOUGLASVILLE TIGER CUBS 24, BARTOW COUNTY PANTHERS 7
The 12U Bartow County Panthers lost for the first time this season this past Saturday in Douglasville, falling to the Douglasville Tiger Cubs 24-7.
The Tiger Cubs rolled up 212 total yards of offense against the Panthers including 174 yards rushing. “They were big up front and they did a good job of slowing our running game,” said 12U Panthers coach Josh McWhorter. “A combination of injuries and turnovers finally caught up to us, but take nothing away from Douglasville, they made the plays and we didn’t. It was a hostile environment and we simply didn’t help our own cause on many occasions.” The 12U Panthers offense struggled to get things going with only 70 yards rushing on 24 attempts. Bartow quarterback Brodie McWhorter was 4-for-11 for 76 yards passing, but tossed a pair of interceptions.
Keve Porter caught two passes for 40 yards and Talan Nix hauled in the other catch for 36 yards.
Jacob Ellis led all Bartow rushers with 63 yards on six carries. Isaiah Livsey finished with 18 yards on eight attempts and Kelson Mitchell, who had three tackles on defense, added a four yard run.
Jachai Delgado, Ellis, and Bear McWhorter led the Panthers with 5.5 tackles apiece. McWhorter also forced a fumble. Nix and Mason Tompkins contributed 3.5 tackles each.
Other tackle totals included: Livsey 2.5, Bryce Wilson 2, Logan Shrewbury 1.5, Brodie McWhorter 1, Cooper Moon and Bailey Berry .5 each.
The win was the Tiger Cubs’ fifth straight after opening NWGYFL play with two losses. The Bartow County 12 Panthers are now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in league play. They will host the Chattanooga Ravens Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Adairsville High School.
9U BARTOW COUNTY PANTHERS 27, SMYRNA SEAHAWKS 0
The 9U Bartow County Panthers improved to 7-0 in the Northwest Georgia Youth Football League Saturday with a 27-0 shutout win at Smyrna. The 9U Panthers play next at the Boundry Waters Coyotes in Douglasville this Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
8U SHARPSBURG STALLIONS 32, BARTOW COUNTY PANTHERS 12
The 8U Bartow County Panthers dropped their third straight NWGYFL contest Saturday with a 32-12 loss to the Sharpsburg Stallions in Coweta County. The 8U Panthers (2-5) host the Chattanooga Ravens Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Adairsville High School.
Information for the youth football updates provided by the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department, the Bartow County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Bartow County Panthers youth football program. The updates are sponsored on Bartow Sports Zone by Cici's - Beyond Pizza in the Cherokee Place Shopping Center in Cartersville.